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that signed a letter to congress supporting stricter gun laws. >> we felt that as educators who care about young people and the safety and well-being of young people, we needed to stand up. >> reporter: the letter calls for keeping guns off college campuses, as well as universal background checks and a new assault weapons ban. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> the battle over the debt limit has been pushed back at least until may. president obama signed a bill monday to temporarily suspend the $16.4 trillion limit on federal borrowing. experts say the bill allows the government to borrow about $450 billion to meet interest payments and other obligations. >>> and now to the push for immigration reform. a house judiciary committee begins hearings today, and homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be in el paso for the second day of her border tour. she was in san diego yesterday and met with local leaders. she said the number of people arrested trying to enter the u.s. illegally dropped to a 40-year low. >> we've matched our successes at the bord
together, then we cannot only reduce our deficit, but we can continue to invest in things like education and research and development that are going to help us grow. >> well, today the president travels to minneapolis where he'll push for proposals to gun control durs his visit. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> good morning. this will be the president's first trip outside washington to push his gun proposalproposals. he's pushing for a big rally in support of this. in the meantime the senators are said to be preparing their own legislation very similar to the president's employee posal but conspicuously absent is the assault weapons ban. he takes his pitch for gun safety to minneapolis today. he wants congress to require universal background checks, limit how many bullets gun clips can hold, and pasban on assault weapons. but here in washington, much of the focus is on more limited legislation. >> i think that everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> not everyone. wayne lapierre, head of the nra says the president's proposals won't stop gun
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